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Chuck Hagel: 'Total Support for Israel'

By Forward Staff

Pentagon nominee Chuck Hagel says he looks forward to facing his critics, especially from the pro-Israel community, who he said have “completely distorted” his record.Read More


Can Natan Sharansky Settle Western Wall Feud?

By JTA

He stood up to the KGB and survived the gulag. Now, Natan Sharansky is asked to find a solution to the growing battle over women’s prayer restrictions at Judaism’s holiest site.Read More


Vatican Rejects Catholic Sect's Criticism of Jews

By Reuters

The Vatican on Monday dismissed anti-Semitic comments by the head of a rebel Catholic traditionalist group, saying the Roman church did not see Jews as enemies.Read More


Chuck Hagel Faces Fight on Two Fronts

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator, as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, urging the U.S. Senate to confirm them quickly.Read More


Chuck Hagel Gets Backing From Jewish Democrats

By JTA

The National Jewish Democratic Council said it was confident Chuck Hagel would follow what it called President Obama’s “unprecedented” pro-Israel record.Read More


Austrian Jews Warn of Rising Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in 2012 by Austria’s Jewish community has doubled from the previous year, the leader of Vienna’s Jewish community said.Read More


Rand Paul Calls for End to Aid for Israel

By JTA

Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.Read More


Obama Confident of Win in Chuck Hagel Fight

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will announce the nominations of Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said.Read More


Jews Branded 'Enemies of Church' by Catholic Sect

By JTA

Jews are “enemies of the Church,” the head of a radical Catholic sect said in Canada.Read More


Israel's Center-Left Fails To Unite Against Bibi

By Reuters

Three Israeli centrist and left-leaning parties have failed in an initial attempt to form a united bloc that might have cut into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opinion poll lead before the Jan. 22 election.Read More





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